The Cayman Islands was selected as the destination of the year by online publication the Caribbean Journal in its inaugural regional travel awards.
The publication wrote, “The Cayman Islands is a laid-back place, with kind people and almost impossibly beautiful beaches. It’s remained somewhat under the radar, however; that’s starting to change, though, and thanks to the efforts of its tourism sector the island is seeing new heights, including one of the highest rates of arrival growth in the Caribbean.”
It notes, “That’s come without any notable new hotel openings or airlift – simply good marketing work. It’s exciting to see what will happen next.”
Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said the recognition provides positive reinforcement for everyone in the industry.
He said, “It is an honor to be acknowledged for the tireless efforts we have put forward as a country to make the Cayman Islands stand out in the region and I am extremely proud of all those who understand that tourism matters.”
Director of the Department of Tourism Rosa Harris added, “This award is another reminder that our work is noticed, appreciated and crucial in effecting visitation.”